jennifer and i have known one another since our elementary and middle school days. it was a sweet surprise to me when another of our middle school classmates bought a gift certificate for a friend and it turned out to be her!
while the weather was chilly the day of their shoot, scott and jen braved the cold for some snowy snapshots. we then followed those up with some photos at school; jen and scott are both teachers!
jen, i can't wait to meet little clay. i know you and scott will be wonderful parents as you're already a great mom and dad to your furbabies :]
i write this tonight knowing that in a mere amount of days, my twinner, my bff, my best, will become a mama. she and aaron will have this precious, tiny, innocent little life to care for. where her mother has called her bunny since birth, dre will now have her own baby bunny. a baby girl.
there aren't adequate words for me to type here, now, that would begin to express the warmth in my heart when i think about my best friend becoming a mother. i am so very excited to meet this little person who has already been so blessed to be born to two amazing people. i know that aaron will be an amazing father. i know he will be protective of his daughter, and teach her all about baseball (be it the wrong team. baby g, we'll discuss this in the future.) i know he can't even begin to imagine what his life will be like nurturing a daughter; my father has three daughters, what aaron's in store for makes me chuckle.
andrea, the idea of me seeing you hold your daughter for the first time brings tears to my eyes. i hope she has your gorgeous eyes, and your fierce loyalty to friends and family. i know she will be beautiful, but more important than that, i know she will be incredibly intelligent, strong-willed, and loved. she will be immediately loved. i hope she learns how to cook like her mother and grandmother, and learns about her heritage, but maybe doesn't have the same addiction to sour cream. i hope she learns to love to dance, and read, and that you and she become both mother and daughter but also wonderful friends.
aaron and andrea, i love you both, and i love baby g.
now. let's get on with it and have the nugget already. aunt leslie is neither known for her punctuality nor her patience.
many moons ago, i met a girl, and instantly hated her. i was positive she secretly wanted to date my then-boyfriend, and she hated my short-shorts. we consistently butted heads for months. then, much to my displeasure, we were forced to drive four hours together, just she and i, in a car, alone. surely, i thought, there was no greater punishment, and only one of us would make it out of the car alive. we drove two straight hours in near silence. the tension was palpable. then, this GIRL had the audacity to suggest that she had the same birthday as ME. how dare she! it was MY birthday. drivers licenses were hastily whipped out, and low-and-behold, we were birthday twins.
and instant friends.
because, of course, it's against the rules to hate your birthday twin.
now, years later (after i ditched the boy and she found one of her own) i am DELIGHTED to announce that
MY BEST FRIEND IS PREGNANT!!!
she announced it to me in the cutest possible way by requesting more information about my maternity and newborn sessions through my contact form on the site. too precious!
dre, i am elated for you and aaron, and cannot wait to meet baby g and be that crazy aunt with the camera always in his or her face. i love your little nugget already and am so happy for you three. (hopefully baby will like me more than puma cat. hopefully.)